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Violent Aftermath: The 2009 Election and Suppression of Dissent in Iran

This preliminary report documents and analyzes the regime’s brutal suppression of dissent after the June 12, 2009 presidential elections. Hours before the incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, ... Read more

Fundamentals of Freedom of Movement in Iran

Freedom of Movement is an important human right protected by Article 12 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) ... Read more

Witness Testimony: Morad Mohktari

What is My Crime? Morad Mokhtari, a convert from Islam to Christianity, testifies about the persecution he suffered in Iran after he converted in 1988. ... Watch video

Witness Testimony on Freedom of Movement: Morad Mohktari

Morad Mokhtari, a convert from Islam to Christianity, testifies about the persecution he suffered in Iran after he converted, including restrictions on his ability to ... Watch video

Silencing the Women's Rights Movement in Iran

This report examines the Islamic Republic’s attempt to dismantle the women’s rights movement leading up to and following the June 12, 2009 presidential election. Members ... Read more

Witness Statement: Soraya

“Soraya” is a young mother of two who converted to Christianity more than a decade ago. In her witness statement, she describes how she ran ... Read more

Witness Statement: Arash Sigarchi

Arash Sigarchi, a journalist and blogger, was arrested in 2004 for his allegedly illegal blogging activities. In this witness statement, he describes his mistreatment and ... Read more

Witness Statement: Ensafali Hedayat

Ensafali Hedayat is an independent journalist who has reported extensively on human rights violations, particularly in the Iranian provinces of Ardebil, Western and Eastern Azarbaijan. ... Read more

Hayedeh Tabesh, campaign member in Isfahan, banned from travel and interrogated

Change for Equality: Hayedeh Tabesh a member of the Campaign in Isfahan was summoned to the local office of the Intelligence Ministry. Tabesh had previously ... Read more

Open letter by Shirin Ebadi to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Shirin Ebadi, the Chiar of the Defenders for Human Rights Center has issued an open letter to President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, requesting the removal of a ... Read more

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